Alternator replacement

Tiny
EDUARDO CASTILLO
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  • 1998 CHRYSLER CIRRUS
  • 2.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
I want to know exactly how to take it off and put a new one on. I have this security metal frame above the alternator and in truth, it's my first time doing it. My car is the LXi model.
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Saturday, January 5th, 2019 AT 2:57 PM

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Tiny
EDUARDO CASTILLO
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This is the metal frame above the alternator.
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Saturday, January 5th, 2019 AT 3:03 PM
Tiny
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros.

First, before working on the alternator, disconnect the battery.

Next, the metal frame is actually the mount for the alternator. Here are the directions for replacing it. The attached pictures correlate with these directions.

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MELCO
REMOVAL
1. Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower.
2. Unplug field circuit from generator.

Wire Connections
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3. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.
4. Loosen top mounting ear bolt.

Generator

5. Loosen pivot bolt, but do not remove. Be careful not to lose nut.
6. Loosen adjusting bolt on idler to allow removal of the generator drive belt.
7. Remove pivot bolt, do not drop spacer.
8. Remove top mounting ear bolt.
9. Remove upper generator bracket.
10. Remove generator.

INSTALLATION
- For installation, reverse above procedures. Tighten all fasteners to the proper torque. Refer to the Torque Specifications chart.

Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,

Joe
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Saturday, January 5th, 2019 AT 11:31 PM
Tiny
EDUARDO CASTILLO
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Can I take the generator out upward?
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Saturday, January 5th, 2019 AT 11:39 PM
Tiny
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Hi again:

Yes, once it is unbolted and the upper bracket is off, you can pull it out through the top.

Let me know if you run into trouble.

Take care,
Joe
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Sunday, January 6th, 2019 AT 12:15 AM
Tiny
EDUARDO CASTILLO
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Thanks, this helped so much, I already removed it, no major problem. Now I m waiting for the replacement to come in (arrives later) but so far so good. Thanks again.
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Monday, January 7th, 2019 AT 4:42 PM
Tiny
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I'm glad it helped. Let me know if you run into any problems or need help.

Take care,
Joe
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Monday, January 7th, 2019 AT 5:09 PM

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